Starboard, port, bow, stern – these are handy nautical terms to throw around if you’re trying to sound like a sailor. If staying afloat is your main concern, think in simpler terms that aren’t so hard to remember, like right side up and upside down.
Daily Prompt:There are 26 letters in the English language, and we need every single one of them. Want proof? Choose a letter and write a blog post without using it. (Feeling really brave? Make it a vowel.)
With an air of foolhardy spunk, I pick what’s missing in AIOU. I am tardy and a day past prompt, but still I think this is worth a look.
Al says, “I want to go fishing. How about you, my darling girl?”
“No way”, says Anna. “I’ll pass.
You won’t catch anything at all in this soup of a fog.
That’s a full day thrown away.”
“I’ll catch a galloping goliath! Word of honor! Just you wait.”
“Crazy old coot”, says Anna. “All right, go! Shoo!”
So Al is on his own. Off and away in his half ton truck.
Stops in a foggy mist at a babbling brook.
And now it’s all about sitting for hours and hours in his old half worn out boat,
rod in hand, watching and waiting, nodding off.
Was Anna right? Damn.
But wait – what’s this?
Whoa ho! What a hit!
A crazy fight, a long-haul skirmish, and at long last,
Following much ado and many a splash,
Blissful, joyous victory!
Man oh man!
Just look at this colossal monstrous trout!
Al is truly jubilant and can hardly wait
to put his catch into a sizzling hot frying pan
and scoff and laugh at Anna’s words.
“HAHA! I told you so!” says Al. “And you said I couldn’t do it.”
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